Earlier this month, Prince William and Kate Middleton announced that they're expecting their third child after the Duchess' acute morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, forced her to miss a public appearance. Now, people are starting to speculate on the brunette beauty's due date.
While most women wait until the 12-week mark — at the end of their first trimester — to share the news, it is widely assumed that Kate, 35, hasn't reached that point. In fact, William may have let slip where exactly she is in her pregnancy.
After speaking at the National Mental Health and Policing conference in Oxford, England, on Sept. 5, an audience member congratulated the 35-year-old royal. He reportedly responded, "Thank you, it's very good news. There's not much sleep going on at the moment."
He continued by saying "it was a bit anxious to start with," but that they can "start celebrating this week" — which many have taken to mean that Kate is approaching the 12-week mark. If this is the case, then the baby will be due in six months, aka mid-March.
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William reportedly hinted that his third baby might be making their arrival sooner than we think. According to Elle UK, the soon-to-be dad-of-three made the admission during a trip to Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a charity that supports those dealing with homelessness and addiction in East London, on Sept. 19. “All the best with the midwifery, I may see you sooner than you think,” William told a mid-wife during his visit the organization, per the outlet.
Bookies are already taking bets on what the name of the baby will be, with Alice, Victoria, and Elizabeth being the most popular for a girl and Philip, James, and Arthur for a boy.
The child will be fifth-in-line to the throne, following grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William, elder brother Prince George, and elder sister Princess Charlotte — who will not be passed over thanks to a recent change in the law of succession concerning gender.
This post was written by Rebecca Cope. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.
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